Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to everyone, I hope you have a wonderful green day with your friends.

St Patrick's day is also my great-nephew's birthday (and doesn't that title make me feel old!). Little Zachary will be 2 years old today. I won't see him as he lives too far away, but I'm sure he will enjoy it with his big brother Kade, and his Mum and Dad. Happy birthday Zachary.

I made a birth announcement wall hanging for Zachary, and then made a pattern for it. I love this little wall hanging and I'm sure your precious boy will love it too. If you'd like to buy this pattern, email me or visit my website - that raggedy one.

The girls weren't forgotten as I made a girly birth announcement too (for my great-niece Amelia). This pattern is also available on my website, or by emailing me.

I had a great day as I received a parcel in the post from my Easter swap partner Julianne who lives in Victoria. I'll show you piccies tomorrow of what I got. Thank you Julianne.

Enjoy your day everyone.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Pay It Forward

I have joined up to Pay It Forward on Khris's blog. What a great idea!

This is how it works: It's the Pay It Forward exchange, based on the concept of the movie "Pay It Forward", where acts of kindness are done without expecting anything in return, just passing it on, hoping that the recipients will do the same and pay it forward, like a never ending chain of kindness...

How to proceed: I will make and send a handmade gift for the first 3 people who post a comment to this post, requesting to join this exchange, and promising to pay it forward to 3 other persons, who in turn continue to pay it forward to 3 more, etc. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 6 months.

What YOU have to do in return: Pay it forward by making the same announcement and promise on YOUR blog."I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange.

A confession here: I actually joined up a little while ago, and have received my PIF gift from Khris. This is what she made for me -

... a lovely needleholder and a little covered notebook, and they were wrapped in a fat quarter of 1930's fabric tied with ric rac - thank you Khris.

Quilt Giveaway

Head on over to Old Red Barn for your chance to win a beautiful quilt. Please tell her I sent you.



Black leather wallet with ALL contents intact!

I am so amazed and completely grateful to the son who found Simon's wallet and his father who took the trouble to write a letter to let us know he had the wallet. It was found on the footpath not far from UQ. Simon didn't have his phone number in the wallet but his address was on his licence, and the cash was still there too. These 2 wonderful people would not accept a reward, so I've sent them a couple of scratchies - I truly hope they win something. They deserve it. Thank you so very much for your honesty and your troubles. Please believe they are appreciated.